CUSHING, Iowa (AP) — A Woodbury County Board member pulled a name from a hat, breaking a tie in the election for mayor of Cushing.
David Tripp on Tuesday pulled the name of incumbent Mayor Gary Merkel from a hat.
The selection broke a tie with challenger Donald Joy Jr. and means Merkel can serve another two-year term. The men had tied with each receiving 22 votes.
Merkel has been mayor of the 220-person city since 1992.
Cushing is about 35 miles east of Sioux City.
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